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Seeing naked fathers in Anglo-Saxon England

In honour of Father’s Day (19-06-2016), this blog post calls attention to three Anglo-Saxon responses to the story of Ham seeing his father Noah’s nakedness (Genesis 9:21-25). This intriguing...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 19 Jun 2016

Middle English Literary Theory

I’m off to the University of Sussex tomorrow to take part in a workshop on Middle English Literary Theory: Keywords and Methodologies, organised by Katie Walter and James Wade.  I’m giving...
From: Stylisticienne on 15 Jun 2016

#Namehunt: Celestina

We received a request to determine if the name Celestina — such a gorgeous name — was used in 16th C Italy. The masculine form, Celestine, was the name of a couple of popes (and an anti-pope!)...

The Battle of Maldon: A Student Doodle Edition

For a bonus question on one of my Old English literature exams, my students used their artistic talents to draw scenes from The Battle of Maldon. Together, these doodles cover almost the entire poem...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 10 Jun 2016

#Namehunt: Jolyon

We received a request on the blog for information on the name Jolyon. This is a curious name, because two of the main authorities on English onomastics, E.G. Withycombe and P.H. Reaney & R.M. Wilson...

Henry Sweet: One of the Founding Fathers of Old English Studies

Henry Sweet (1845-1912) was a remarkable scholar who laid some of the foundations for the academic study of Old English. This blog provides an overview of Sweet’s publications with respect to...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 29 May 2016

Word of the Month: Decoration

The primary focus of the present AND project involves the editing of those entries beginning with the letters N, O, P and U. In addition to this, the editors have designed and implemented a series of semantic...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 24 May 2016

Medieval roots of modern names: The US 2015 top 26-50 for boys

Moving on to nos. 26-50 on the list of top boy’s names in the US for 2015, we continue the trend of the largest category being the names of Biblical, providing a nice mix of both Old and New Testament...

Medieval roots of modern names: The US 2015 top 11-25 for girls

While nos. 11-25 of the boy’s names were dominated by names of Biblical origin, the story is very different — and much more eclectic — for girl’s names. In nos. 11-25, we have...

Medieval roots of modern names: The US 2015 top 11-25 for boys

Having covered the top 10 in our previous two posts, we now go through the names in a bit quicker fashion. In this post we cover names 11-25 from the boy’s list, grouping them together according...

Medieval roots of modern names: The feminine US top 10

Having looked at the top ten boys’ names in the US for 2015 in this post, we now turn to the top 10 girls’ names for the US in 2015, according to the data released earlier this month. Emma:...

God as Mother and Julian of Norwich

In May 1373, a 30 and a half year-old woman lay dying. A local priest arrived to give her the last rites and held a crucifix in front of her. In that moment, however, the woman—Julian of Norwich— experienced...

Monthly topic: Medieval roots of modern names, part 1

Though we may be all about the medieval names at DMNES central, this is, for most of us, because we are interested in names in general, medieval or modern. So it should be no surprise that one of the...

Lǣce Hwā: Doctor Who and Alfred the Great

The TARDIS occasionally found its way to early medieval England and these visits of the nation’s most beloved ‘Time Lord’ can also teach us something about Anglo-Saxon history and the...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 4 May 2016

1000th Anniversary of the Death of Æthelred the Unready

Today marks the 1000th anniversary of the death of King Æthelred II (reigned 978-1016). Æthelred II—often nicknamed Æthelred the ‘Unready’, from the Old English word for 'ill-advised'—has not...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 Apr 2016

A Firsthand Experience: Great Writers' Handwriting

Christian Dior once claimed that one could tell more about a person from her perfume than from her handwriting, but we in the Medieval Manuscripts section at the British Library would disagree, particularly...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 Apr 2016

Word of the Month: April showers

‘Sweete April showers, Doo spring Maie flowers’[1]. From the late 16th century, Brits appear to have hoped that poor weather in the month of April would give way to sunnier days come May, though...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 18 Apr 2016

Benjamin Thorpe: The Man Who Translated Almost All Old English Texts

Not much is known about Benjamin Thorpe (1782-1870), yet he was one of the first scholars to publish voluminous editions and translations of Old English texts. This blog provides an overview of Thorpe’s...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 8 Apr 2016

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